Jopen Beer Church

Jopen has restored the age-old Haarlem brewing tradition to its earlier glory. A former church in the bustling centre of Haarlem has been transformed into a modern city brewery, grand café and restaurant. It has put Haarlem back on the map as a city of beer. Every visit to the Jopenkerk is an experience. Guests can witness the brewing process with their own eyes while they enjoy drinks or dinner. With its laid-back atmosphere, contemporary interior and excellent food, the Jopenkerk makes all its visitors feel right at home. A wonderful venue for tasting, experiencing and enjoying among locals & tourists.

Keukenhof – Flower exhibiton 2021 Unfortunately not open (yet)

The park Keukenhof is open from 20 March - 9 May 2021 every day from 08.00 - 19.30.

Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. An unique and unforgettable experience! Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artwork and wonderful events.
A World of Colours is the theme of Keukenhof in 2021

Haarlem Canal Tours (April to October)

Join Haarlem Canal Tours with captain Jeroen for a canal trip in an open boat through Haarlem. The tour will take you along the city's attractive waterways including the river Spaarne, Haarlem's oldest canal the Bakenessergracht, the Singels and the majestic Nieuwe Gracht. This is a unique way to see the most beautiful buildings and monuments in Haarlem.

The maximum number of passengers per canal trip is 12. The groups are small so you get to experience Haarlem in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It also means there is plenty of time to talk about the history, art and architecture of the city and to answer all your questions.

Rent your own boat

Sailing yourself in your own boat through the canals of Haarlem. Different tours towards the beautiful Mooi Nel and Spaarndam or Heemstede. Enjoy the day and take a picnic with you!
Boat rental :
Greenjoy: Enjoy the water in a spacious whisper boat. from € 25 per hour.
Boat rental Club Spaarne: motorboat from € 17.50 per hour


Friday: Organic Farmers Market on the Botermarkt
Saturday: Nicest middle sized Weekend market from the Netherlands on the Grote Markt
Saturday: Antique Market on the Dreef, twice a month from May to September
Wednesday in season: Antique & Bric-a-brac Market on the Botermarkt

Organ Concerts

In Summer, Tuesday evening 20.15 & Thursday afternoon 16.00 a free organ concert on the famous Muller Organ in the Old Bavo Church on the Grote Markt(Main Square)

City Walk

Every Saturday afternoon a guided city walk is organised from the Tourist Information office on the Grote Markt.
The Tourist Infomation office also has various self guided walking tours to explore Haarlem on your own.
- Monumental Route
- Alm Houses Walk

Alm Houses

Haarlem boasts 22 courtyards with almshouses. They are a reminder of days gone by. The were funed by wealthy citizens for poor unmarried women and widows who could live for free in thes little houses around a landscaped inner courtyard. These city garden almhouses are still havens of tranquillity. Most of them, like the Almhouse Bakenesse founded in 1395, are open to the public (closed on Sundays).

Kennemer Dunes & Beach

The Zuid-Kennemerland National Park stretches from Zandvoort to IJmuiden. The ever-surprising dune area, from estates along the outer edge, through wild dunes to the North Sea beach, is the habitat of countless special animals and plants. Wonderful for walking and cycling.

Activities Agenda Haarlem

For activities in and around Haarlem see: for example Haarlem Culinair (foodfestival) Haarlem Jazzfestival & More, Jopen beer festival, Artfestivals and Christmas Market.

Haarlem Stage for Music, Dance, Movie & Theatre

Toneel- en Filmschuur
Poppodium Patronaat
Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Pathé Haarlem

Authenticcity - Thoen & Thans

This route offers you a number of carefully selected pearls from the long string that makes our city of Haarlem so appealing to residents, shoppers on the lookout for local, and the toursists. Experience the originality, the craftsmanship, the Authenticity, the traditional products and the professional hospitality of the ‘past’ in the ‘present’. On the site you will find an overview and route along the most interesting shops in the old inner city of Haarlem.

Nice impression Haarlem , special thanks to Toccara for the beautifull pictures.